Be Calm Be Happy: The Path of Mindful Living (Weekend Retreat)
19 Mar 2021
£30 – £160
This is a 6-week empowering and supportive mindfulness course, open to all faiths and none, and grounded in the Buddhist wisdom of ‘the father of mindfulness’ Thich Nhat Hanh.
13 Feb 2021 - 20 Mar 2021
£30 – £160
Guided by Shaun Donaghy, an experienced practitioner in the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (often referred to as ‘the Father of Mindfulness’, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. and author of numerous best-selling books), Be Calm, Be Happy is a course sharing simple and concrete ways to generate energy and wellbeing and release the stresses and strains of life.
In the 6 online sessions, we teach you how to meditate effortlessly, so you can ease painful thoughts and emotions; you will also be encouraged to use mindfulness practices to bring joy into your daily life.
We invite you to join this course comprising of guided practices, group discussions and practical exercises. There will be a maximum group size of 12 people, for a light-hearted and deep exploration of mindfulness together, in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
This is a live, interactive course, not recorded sessions to download.
The six sessions of the course explore the following themes:
This course is suitable for beginners, as well as those wishing to gain a fuller understanding of how mindfulness can support calm and happy living. Mindfulness is a practice originating in Buddhism and supported by neuroscience and psychology; it may be practised by those of all faiths and none. Many of our participants learn new ways to care for their wellbeing and are able to develop positive responses to challenging situations. This online mindfulness course is attended via the internet, wherever you are. We suggest you find a quiet space where you will be undisturbed.
Please note, you will be using a computer/laptop, iPad or phone to access each session, and will need a functioning camera and mic.
For this course to be effective, we recommend that you commit to attending all eight sessions and also do a minimum of 20 mins daily practice for five days each week. Creating a stable and strong practice of mindfulness is a habit that needs regular, ideally daily, practice. If you know ahead of time that you can not make a session then please discuss with your Course Leader so that you can understand the content of the missed session. If you have to miss a session at short notice please arrange with the Course Leader a catch-up session.
This course is taught over six afternoons from Feb 13th to 20th March 2021.
Each class is 2 hours long from 2-4 pm on Saturdays.
The course leader is Shaun Donaghy.
Shaun hosts the podcast ‘Mindfulness for Beginners’ and has also facilitated mindfulness groups within workplace organisations. He enjoys speaking about mindfulness at seminars and events, and he is also a passionate writer. Shaun received the Five Mindfulness Trainings with the name ‘Calm Approach of the Heart’.
What if I miss a class?
It is ideal if you can make all the classes as this way you will gain a sound foundation in mindfulness practice. If you have to miss a class and know ahead of time, do let your course leader know. They will be able to advise you on how you can continue your mindfulness practice by using the online materials provided.
What further information will I receive?
All our course attendees will receive “Joining Information” in a confirmation email once they have purchased their ticket. This will confirm the information on the class timings, and how to access the online course.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel your booking at least 7 days before the start of the course we will refund your full course fee minus a £15 administration fee.
If you cancel your booking less than 7 days before the start of the course we will issue a 50% refund of the course fee.
Once the course has started no refunds will be issued.
If you have any questions please contact Shaun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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